Winter may be coming to an end, but who says you can't still enjoy winter games? With Fiete Wintersports, every day is an exciting day to take on a brand new sports challenge!
Compete in 14 Different Sports
Created by developer Ahoiii, Fiete Wintersports is a collection of sporty mini games for kids aged four and older. The premise is simple: kids control Fiete and help him compete against his buddies Hinnerk and Hein. They choose from 14 different events, including ice hockey, ski jumping, figure skating, snowboarding, curling, biathlon, and luge.
Each game requires a specific type of touch control. For example, in Speed Skating, kids must tap repeatedly on the screen to get Fiete going. In Super-G, they swipe left or right to navigate their way down the track. An animated clip at the starting screen shows what controls are needed.
At the end of each game, kids earn a medal based on their performance: gold, silver, or bronze. Regardless of their rank, however, they can retry the games as often as they like. They can also join in on the winners' celebration.
Parents Need to Know
Fiete Wintersports is the sister app to Fiete Sports, which was designed around the Summer Games theme. Similar to Fiete Sports, the new app trains hand-eye coordination and reflexes while introducing kids to a variety of winter sports. It also promotes sportsmanship and good conduct.
Something to note before getting the app: it's free to download and try, but to unlock the full game you'll need to make an in-app purchase. I'd suggest getting "Package 1 & 2", which includes all available sports, for the best value.
Fiete Wintersports is simple to use and doesn't require any reading. It doesn't have third-party ads. More apps by the same developers are available behind a parental gate.
Things I Like
Compared to its sister app Fiete Sports, Fiete Wintersports has more complexity in terms of mechanics. You can still play with one finger, but now you have to mind other factors, such as the timing, sensitivity, and accuracy of your taps. This makes the games more interesting for the older audience. At the same time, it remains accessible to little kids.
As with other Fiete apps, Fiete Wintersports is beautifully made. When you open the app, you are greeted with a colorful landscape set to a soothing instrumental track. Though the theme is about competition and pushing yourself to the limit, the overall atmosphere is actually quite relaxing. It makes for great entertainment during breaks or waiting to pass time.
Fiete Wintersports is a great collection of winter sports-themed game for the whole family. It's easy to pick up and fun to play, and because each game takes just a couple of minutes, it's a terrific app to keep your kids happy while waiting at the doctor's, restaurants, etc. Highly recommended for ages four and up.
App was provided for our honest review.
Ahoiii is a small app development studio based in Cologne, Germany. They create beautifully formed apps for children, which are fun and encourage children to learn something through playing.
Check out their other apps:
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